SEASON OF THE WILD
October to February
Breathe in the Wild
Breathe in the Wild and fill your senses with the wonder of ancient forests, deep emerald lakes, and rivers that teem with life just below the surface. Walk amongst trees that have been reaching for the heavens for generations; and in the breeze you may hear the echoes of indigenous spirits from time immemorial. Silent snow-capped mountains stand in graceful guard over the valley and its inhabitants. Nature has an innate ability to heal and soothe, and is a place everyone is welcome. Nature is the beating heart of the Harrison River Valley; and we invite you to experience it for yourself.
Heal in the Wild
The Harrison River Valley is famous for its healing mineral waters, but that is only one of many ways to experience restorative energy while you’re here. All around you, you’ll find ways to relieve and lessen negative effects of stress. Close your eyes and imagine yourself hiking, the gentle pad of your boots on a mossy forest floor, listening to the sounds of bird song and the rhythm of your breathing. Picture yourself reaching the peak, panoramic viewpoint, and spending some time to just breathe in fresh mountain air, enjoy the views, and exist in the moment. Find peace and healing in the wilds of the Harrison River Valley.
Plan for the Wild
Ready for adventure? There’s no better place to explore than in the wilds of the Harrison River Valley. At the end of a long work week, nothing compares to heading into the great outdoors to escape life’s stresses. Fresh air and glorious scenery are invigorating and lead to a feeling of renewal and rejuvenation. Setting up camp, cooking and eating a meal outdoors, watching the sunset, and sleeping under the stars — these are all experiences that deeply enrich our lives. Spending time in nature makes experiences more vibrant and memorable and can strengthen and renew relationships with friends and family. Now that you’ve decided on an outdoor escape, it’s essential that you plan for the wild!
Protect the Wild
Into the Wild: it’s where we retreat when we seek solace and healing; a place where our worries are few and our hearts are full. It’s a place where we seek adventure, and in doing so, we learn more about ourselves. In the Harrison River Valley, we are nestled within a bounty of nature’s most precious gifts: deep green forests, sparkling lakes and rivers, and mountain ranges that stretch as far as the eye can see. Every day, nature gives us the space and opportunity to hike, bike, camp, fish, swim, paddle, and run; a chance to live life to the fullest; to truly be ourselves and feel connected to nature. For everything that it provides us, let’s do our part to protect the wild!
Guardians of the Wild
Living in harmony with the wild has always been a sacred belief for Indigenous Peoples. As a source of sustenance, spirituality, and traditional teachings, the land is deeply intertwined in Indigenous culture. As such, a profound importance is placed on their roles as Guardians of the Wild. As caretakers and stewards of the land since time immemorial, they are the knowledge keepers and we have much to learn from them. As you step into the wild, to enjoy its sanctuary and beauty; realize that you are walking on sacred Indigenous land; take a moment to listen to the forest and thank those who came before us; those who are Guardians of the Wild.
Recent Stories in the Wild
Reignite your child-like sense of wonder and awe during the Harrison River Valley’s Season of the Wild! The Season of the Wild is a tribute to The Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival, whose celebrated event promoted and practiced ...
Lace up your hiking boots, head just up the road and discover the diverse trails and routes in the Harrison River Valley by participating in our Hiking Challenge! How to Participate: Hike any 5 of the trails listed ...
There’s nothing like the feeling of lacing up your hiking boots and heading into the wonder and solace of the wild. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely hike ideal for the whole family, or a steep, technical hike ...
Together in the Wild
We see our region through the construct of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Come as you are, let’s be together in the wild.